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Chef Mark McEwan tries Toronto's best key lime pies

Seven slices that are sure to tempt your tastebuds this March break
March 13, 2019

Taste Test: Toronto's best Kung Pao chicken

Chefs Mark McEwan and Missy Hui try the city's top take on a Chinese classic
February 12, 2019

Chef Mark McEwan tastes Toronto's best bagel and cream cheese combos

We scoured the city's top shops for this particular schmear campaign
January 18, 2019

Chef Mark McEwan tries Toronto's best chocolate bark

Sweet treats from the city's top cocoa purveyors are sampled in this holiday taste test
December 18, 2018

Mark McEwan on the city's best stuffed pasta

Chef McEwan ranks some of the top hand-crafted ravioli and agnolotti in Toronto
November 06, 2018

Chef Mark McEwan picks Toronto's best pumpkin spice treats

From cupcakes and squares to pop tarts and pumpkin loafs
October 04, 2018

Mark McEwan names Toronto's best veggie burger

A round-up of the best plant-based patties in the city
September 27, 2018

Taste Test: Chef Mark McEwan picks Toronto's best ice cream

Get the scoop on the city's boldest new flavours, from black sesame to rosewater white chocolate jasmine.
August 07, 2018

Taste Test: T.O.'s best taco

July 10, 2018

Taste Test: Father's Day Grillfest

June 15, 2018

Let's get this par-tea started

May 11, 2018

Taste Test: Mark McEwan throws T.O.'s smoked meats in the ring for a Deli Battle Royale

Chef Mark McEwan pitted the city's best deli sandwiches against each other and even tested Montreal's famous Schwartz's sammie.
April 12, 2018

Taste Test: Toronto's best chicken and waffles

March 05, 2018

Taste Test: Take a bao this lunar new year

The pork bun has evolved from its traditional bite-sized char siu bao to the reinvented hand-held pork belly sammie. Here, Mark McEwan teams up with chef Missy Hui to pick their favourites. Who will win in this classic battle of old versus new?
February 13, 2018

Taste Test: Chef Mark McEwan puts Toronto's smoothie bowls through their paces

Chef Mark McEwan susses out the city’s best smoothie bowls.
January 11, 2018

Chef Mark McEwan’s best three blind taste tests of 2017

It’s been a fun year partnering up with celeb chef Mark McEwan to taste test the city’s best items from bakeries, restaurants and more. But there were three tastings that stood out this year.
December 29, 2017

Taste Test: Who has the best cinnamon buns in town?

We asked chef Mark McEwan to undertake the arduous task of sampling the city’s best cinnamon buns. Which baker was crowned king? Whose buns should grace your holiday table?
December 18, 2017

Taste Test: Mark McEwan picks Toronto’s best high-end hamburger

McEwan introduced the Bymark burger 15 years ago. It contains brie de meaux, shaved truffle and grilled porcini mushrooms.
November 06, 2017

Taste Test: Chef Mark McEwan helps us taste Toronto's best tandoori chicken

McEwan’s menu at Diwan restaurant in the Aga Khan Museum features South Asian, Middle Eastern and north African cuisines.
October 16, 2017

Taste Test: Victor Barry helps pick the best options for pint-sized, plant-based eaters

We had chef Victor Barry of Piano Piano and the new restaurant Cancan — along with his two daughters, Sofie, age two, (left) and Charlotte, age three — sample the best kid-friendly vegan food from around Toronto.
September 19, 2017